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Anomaly x The Little

WAKALIWOOD! Double Feature

2 Films + Directors Q&A

Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 6:00pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

5:30pm • Doors
6:00pm • “Once Upon a Time in Uganda”
7:45pm • Break
8:15pm • “Who Killed Captain Alex”
9:20pm • Live virtual Q&A with the directors

Just $13 for both films!
Member/Senior/Student discounts apply.
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

The most action-packed double-feature of the Summer! Anomaly – The Rochester Genre Film Festival welcomes you to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema.

Take an inside look at the Ugandan film studio, with indie-film determination and 80s-action-flick passion, in the new documentary “Once Upon a Time in Uganda,” followed by one of the studio’s most outrageous films “Who Killed Captain Alex?”

PLUS! A live, virtual Q&A with directors Cathryne Czubek (“Once Upon a Time in Uganda”) and Isaac Nabwana (“Who Killed Captain Alex?”), hosted by projectionist Tyler Wallace.

One low price, one wild evening of off-the-wall action and filmmaking grit!

Once Upon a Time in Uganda

Set in the heart of Uganda, two unlikely friends from opposite sides of the world unite over their shared love of Chuck Norris and gonzo 80’s action flicks. With sheer determination and an outrageous sense of humor, they team up to create their own explosive movies, catapulting Wakaliwood to international stardom and bringing laughter and joy to millions. Take a look behind the scenes of Wakaliwood, a world like no other, where you can definitely “expect the unexpectable.”

1 hour 34 mins | Documentary | USA | English
Not Rated

Directed by Cathryne Czubek


Who Killed Captain Alex?

Under the guidance of writer/producer/director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) and with producer/star Alan Ssali Hofmanis, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and martial arts aficionados produce gonzo action films in the Kampala ghetto with budgets that rarely exceed $200 USD. Utilizing scrap parts to build computers, machine guns and a full-sized Huey helicopter, these real-life superheroes inspire more heart, imagination and soul than a thousand Hollywood blockbusters.

“WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX contains Ugandan commandos, kung fu, a MIDI version of Seal’s ‘Kiss from a Rose’, a rambunctious (and sometimes farting) in-film commentary track, and some more supa action. It’s a bat-shit crazy milestone to be honored in the film history books.” — Nick Allen, The Film Stage

1 hour 4 mins | Action | Uganda | English/Ganda
Not Rated

Directed by Nabwana IGG



Anomaly – The Rochester Genre Film Festival

Operating from the birthplace of film, Anomaly showcases and celebrates independent genre films — horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, dark comedy, and the indescribable — from around the world. The festival broadens audience minds and also awakens some forgotten demons. Anomaly’s 5th annual festival will return to Rochester in November 2023. anomalyfilmfest.com